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Longcase Clock - Gowans & Sons, Galashiels, Scotland, circa 1839 Object Reg. No: ST 019380

Summary:
Longcase clock, made by Gowans & Sons, Galashiels, Scotland, circa 1839.
Description:
Break arch dial and large gilt scrolls on pediment. Painted dial with rural scene under arch and floral decoration in spandrels. Brass hands have floral motifs. Seconds dial below 2 and a calendar dial above six.

Weight driven.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 215 cm (Height), 25 cm (Width), 45 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: calendar clocks, longcase clocks, striking clocks, james gowans
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: scotland
Inscriptions: Dial is marked 'Gowans & Sons Galashiels'. Handwritten label on inside back of case: includes illegible name and place (possibly James Gowan Belfast), and '4th October 1839'.
Maker: Gowans & Sons, Galashiels, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1839

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Geniaus Posted on 15 Feb 2010 6:57 PM
This clock was made by my husband's 3rd great grandfather. See more about James life at:
http://www.geniaus.net/getperson.php?personID=I590&tree=geniaus001
dennis smith Posted on 28 Apr 2010 5:17 AM
i have a grandfather clock made by james gowan of galashields
guido meens Posted on 07 Jul 2010 3:54 PM
would like to hear from the searching party for the james gowans clock
Gerard Brierley Posted on 10 Feb 2011 4:24 PM
I am looking for a James gowans clock
Drew Posted on 11 Aug 2014 9:19 AM
Why no pictures of the clock?

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